It’s been stressing me out a bit, not being able to write here regularly, or at least semi-regularly. I think about doing it all the time, but then I worry I don’t have a lot to write about. So, I guess I will be opening every blog entry about my inability or struggle to write. At least this blog has some semblance of a unifying theme, eh?
Anyway, a few things:
1. I’m giving myself a deadline for finishing Shiny Beef: September 19. That’s also when Valero Eat Street is happening; it’s this food market I’m a part of to hawk some tubs of Cool Beans. It’s gonna be at the Signa Residences on Valero St. in Salcedo Village. Whoever’s reading this, swing by and grab a copy. I’ll be giving them away for free when you purchase some hummus. This is gonna be my 3rd weekend market and I’m really excited for it, especially since this is the first one I’m doing in Makati. So glad I won’t have to haul ass to Alabang.
2. Joff bought a new cookbook and we’re already experimenting with a few recipes with some success. It’s called Plenty. It’s a vegetable-centric cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi. So far Joff’s made sweet potato cakes with a yogurt sauce and some black pepper tofu. We’ll try a couple more and I’ll post some recipes in the coming weeks.
3. I came down with a really bad case of allergies on Friday which then mutated into a full-fledged cold and cough over the past few days. I’ve been subsisting on leftovers and ginger honey tea that Joff makes for me. We stayed in yesterday and started watching Twin Peaks on Netflix. Joff’s never seen it and I was more than happy to watch it again. It’s been more than five years since my last re-watch and it’s been a trip watching the entire thing again. Everyone loves Audrey Horne so much but no one gives Maddy Ferguson any props. She’s obviously the OG hipster. Holla, Maddy.